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Rulon Walks Off the Biggest Loser Ranch in the Biggest Loser Recap: Season 11 Week 17

 

 

 

 


 

Meanwhile, back on the ranch! That’s right, bye bye New Zealand, hello the daily grind of the Ranch! The contestants go back to the daily rigors they had grown so accustomed to and there are many adjustments that need to be made now. It’s the final stretch of the competition. What’s in store for the contestants?

Well, it just so happens to be favorites week. Past contestants will be visiting the current cast helping them out. First up are Ali Vincent and Sam Poueu leading them through what looks to be a pretty brutal workout. Just my kind of training too as they go through some pretty rigorous circuits. It is important for the contestants to get some life lessons from people who have been through it before and hopefully garner some truth as to what will transpire in life after the Biggest Loser.

Looks like a Nascar challenge for these people with Clint Bowyer as a special guest. It’s a good ole fashioned car pull! The winner gets to be a guest of Clint at a race, gets $5,000, and the best part: They get to be on a Wheaties box! This challenge seems all too familiar. Who won a previous challenge like this on a previous season? Hmm…Tara Costa from season 7, who just so happens to be competing in it with them! From the get go it is all Rulon and Tara. These two are machines, but all of a sudden, Austin makes a move near the finish line and almost overtakes them. But it comes down to Rulon and Tara with a photo finish. Looks like Tara wins her second car challenge and gets on that Wheaties box.

The last chance workout leading into the weigh in is weighing a lot on these contestants. Irene has a nice breakthrough with Jillian where she realizes how bad she wants this for herself and no one else; That she is worth all this.

Rulon says if he goes home this week he is fine with it. He is happy with himself and how far he has come to this point. This leads to a first in Biggest Loser history. He checks out at the weigh in. Doesn’t even say much. Just says he is going home for personal reasons and leaves! That is a huge shocker! But without hesitation, the show moves on to the weigh in, with some pretty good numbers all around, with the exception of Kaylee’s +2. Austin and Jay pull some nice sevens. Olivia nails a six and Hannah hits it home with a five. Irene blasts through the 100 pound mark with a three, but it is not enough to keep her above the line with Kaylee. With such a close bond between the purple sisters and Irene, it was no shock to see Kaylee go home.

Kaylee looks like she is doing well at home and even has a love interest in her life: Vance from the white team who is doing well on his own weight loss journey! I am also glad to see she is still fight training, which is a passion of mine and helps keep me in shape.

What’s gonna happen next week? Everyone who is left is looking a little worn and scraggly at this point of the game. Will there be u picker upper for that? The only way to find out is to watch next Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC!

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April 26th, 2011

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c blair

Although Tara was a great contestant...her time is over. I'm not sure why the BL brought her back to do a challenge against THIS season's contenders. This was really not fair and I agree that they could've brought her back to be supportive but not to be IN the challenge. I think the decision was bunk!

posted May 11th, 2011 2:14 pm


he did not really lose

It was fixed!! This is the saddest day!

posted May 1st, 2011 1:22 pm


Watch this

For those of you who did not get to see it.
Here u go

http://www.hulu.com/watch/235940/the-biggest-loser-week-17

posted Apr 29th, 2011 1:08 am


Kayla

Great inspiring stories. Good way to take the focus off the saddest thing. Rulon leaving!

So, with that out of the way, let??s move on to

I hate that he's gone.

Good luck to who ever should win. The best man or lady will win


posted Apr 28th, 2011 11:55 am


robin smith-hendershot

i love watching the BL show. I missed tuesday,and i sorry i did. i can believe what ive read, that Rulon is gone.

posted Apr 28th, 2011 9:26 am


Shari

Those are some good weight loss stories. thank you so much for posting those.






LOL on Rulon. Hope he can keep up the good job at home and get the weight off and be healthy.

I am NOT a Tara fan and thought they made such a STUPID MOVE! Come on biggest loser why in bat's mans pants would you have a old contestant come back for a challenge.

Clueless!!

posted Apr 28th, 2011 12:28 am


F.L.

Repeating what I said at another site: I'm so sick of people at various sites complaining about Tara being allowed to compete. Should an actual contestant have won something too? Sure! That's only fair! But I, for one, enjoyed seeing old players still accomplishing things and encouraging both current players and at-home viewers. And that is a lot more inspirational than Rulon quitting an opportunity many people would love to have. Any goodwill I might have felt for Rulon is gone after the way he's been behaving and ultimately the way he chose to leave the show (either for supposed personal reasons or, according to rumors, because he's been breaking rules and the producers asked him to leave). The show is called the Biggest Loser, not the Sorest Loser. Stop whining about Tara - who herself saw Rulon as a threat and who barely won - and recognize that Rulon himself threw away an amazing opportunity to truly use all the advantages being on the show brings. Which one deserves money towards charity? Which one deserves recognition by a company like Wheaties that uses its products to promote healthy, positive, athletic attitudes? As I see it, it's Tara and several of the contestants still competing.

posted Apr 27th, 2011 6:40 pm


Mary

I think it is awesome to see the former BL losers that have kept the weight off. Tara rocked that car pull. I think Rulon was embarrassed and is a sore loser. Beat by a girl. dam

posted Apr 27th, 2011 6:31 pm


Tim Cox

Is anyone really happy he's gone. I think if he was not playing fair it is what it is.

posted Apr 27th, 2011 5:21 pm


Annette

I AM SO UPSET RULON LEFT! I KNOW HE IS FED UP WITH ALL THE CRAP AND DRAMA! I THINK IT WAS CRAPPY THAT HE DIDN'T GET THE PRIZE FOR THE RACE, "PULLING THE CAR", I THINK THAT WAS THE "STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL'S BACK"! I REALLY DON'T CARE IF I WATCH THE SHOW ANYMORE. I ALSO AM SO SICK OF ALWAYS HAVING TO LISTEN TO HANNAN AND OLIVIA TALKING, MORE THAN THE OTHER CONTESTANTS. THE SHOW ISN'T LIKE IT USE TO BE! WHY DON'T THEY HAVE ONE SEASON THAT STRICTLY GOES BY WEIGHT LOSS, NO POLITICS, ALLIANCE'S, IF YOU DON'T LOSE THE WEIGHT, YOUR GONE, UNLESS YOU EARN IMMUNITY BY WINNING A CHALLENGE. THIS WON'T HAPPEN BECAUSE IT DOESN'T GET THE RATINGS!

posted Apr 27th, 2011 5:01 pm


Kevin

I agree it was silly to invite Tara back, but it also showed some pretty shocking lack of sportsmanship on her part. She could have "let" Rulon take the challenge. My God, her NEED to win every time seems pathological.

posted Apr 27th, 2011 4:54 pm



Yoga Jim

Mark, what does it mean you don't like olives?

posted Apr 27th, 2011 3:41 pm


Kelli

Ya hurray Tara won, but it wasn't a fair race. She's already met her goal weight. And probably been working out ever since. Everyone should have walked off.

posted Apr 27th, 2011 2:16 pm


Gloria

I was kind of disgusted by the challenge with Tara. How was that fair to the current contestants at all?? She's had her moment. She should have been there to support, cheer, and motivate them, not to swoop in and steal their moment. But with Rulon walking out on the game, and he would have won the challenge, maybe it was for the best.

posted Apr 27th, 2011 2:07 pm


Sherman

NO he did not get Dis Q it would have been announced. It's total B.S

posted Apr 27th, 2011 12:00 pm


Dan Johnson

Rulon does not need the Ranch.
Just like the people listed below you can lose the weight at home. I hope everything is OK with this family at home. I don't believe he is a quitter. He will Persevere.

Here are just a few great examples that you just don't have to have that ranch.

Ben Davis, went from 15 hours a day of computer games to running, running and more running http://BenDoesLife.tumblr.com
Fit Bottom Girls is a very inspiring site with a ton of awesome information.
http://fitbottomedgirls.com/about-us/

http://www.dietgirl.org Shauna Reid lost 160 kilos and has been on TV and magazines

Jill Knapp http://getupandgetmoving.net it's a lady who took off 100 then did a beauty pageant and was on the Dr. OZ show and in many magazines.

Amanda, 29
http:// MyNewLife-Manderz.blogspot.com
Total pounds lost: 107

Erika, dropping processed foods, cutting down on sugar, lifting a few weights.
http://BlackGirlsGuidetoWeightLoss.com

I also think he will eventually open up on his FB page:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Rulon-Gardner/43082475977

posted Apr 27th, 2011 11:47 am



Brandi

We talk about Rulon's disqualification rumors here: Rulon's disqualification rumors

posted Apr 27th, 2011 11:05 am


Helen

Is it true that Rulon got disqualified?
According to PillyBurbs, Rulon got disqualified for leaving campus, binging on junk food, etc.

posted Apr 27th, 2011 2:40 am


DUVIBES

Rulon was cheated tonight out of one of his dreams. Why is it fair to bring back former winners to win more? How ridiculous, how unfair and Rulon deserves an apology and a Wheaties box cover. Tara does not deserve to be on the Wheaties box. How ridiculous. Shocking things happen but I have no respect for the person that made that decision.

posted Apr 27th, 2011 1:30 am


Milly

OMG!! Why did Tara need to come back and win a stupid challenge. Biggest loser was stupid tonight. Really dumb.
I will miss Rulon

posted Apr 26th, 2011 11:05 pm


Nan

I'm hearing rumors that Rulon left cuz he was DQ'd??

posted Apr 26th, 2011 10:26 pm



   
 

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